Marking the beginning of the new ongoing series ‘Reflections on’, this month Assistant Curator of the Kenneth Tyler Collection Ella Morrison responds to the six lithographs that comprise Joe Goode’s ‘The English still life series’ (1967).
In conjunction with the exhibition ‘David Hockney Prints’ a selection of cancellation proofs are currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia, offering viewers a rare glimpse at this little known practice of print workshops.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL • Tags: Alice Desmond, Art, canberra, cancellation proofs, David Hockney, hockney, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Tyler Collection
With the support of the Tyler Graphics team, Frank Stella was able to create innovative prints that radically reinterpreted the possibilities of printmaking processes and materials. One of our favourite stories about working with Stella is Rodney Konopaki’s recollections of using 17,000 Q-tips to remove ink from the intaglio plates for the Swan engravings series. This project, which developed concurrently with the ground-breaking Circuits series, was radical for the way sculptural cut-offs were assembled onto a board to create a […]
Frank Stella’s Circuits series 1982–84 represents a dramatic shift in Stella’s attitude toward printmaking.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Art, American Art, Art, Circuits series, Exhibition, Frank Stella, matrix, National Gallery of Australia, New York, NGA, printmaking, prints, Relief painting, relief printing, relief prints, sculpture, Stella, technique, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, woodblock
The creation of the three dimensional Moby Dick (domes) series 1992 was one of the most technically challenging printmaking projects that Kenneth Tyler and Stella undertook in over thirty years of collaboration. To achieve their ambition of creating an edition of sculptural prints, Tyler and his team spent nearly six years perfecting a process that literally pushed printmaking into a new dimension.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Art, artists, Behind-the-scenes, etching, Frank Stella, Herman Melville, intaglio, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, Moby Dick, National Gallery of Australia, paper, papermaking, printmaking, prints, relief printing, Stella, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, works on paper
With sadness we share the news that artist Ed Baynard passed away last week on November 8. Baynard was born in Washington DC in 1940 and was known for his still life watercolours, paintings and prints. Baynard worked with Kenneth Tyler and the Tyler Graphics team several times in the 1980s and 1990s, experimenting with woodcut, intaglio, lithography and monotype to create four series. The following essay by Julia Greenstreet was first published in Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection 2015. […]
Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions • Tags: Abstract Art, abstraction, artist, arts, Caravaggio, Exhibition, Frank Stella, Kenneth Tyler, Moby Dick, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Stella, The fountain, Whitney Museum
This #TechniqueTuesday we’re sharing behind the scenes insight from Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection about Nancy Graves’s first foray into intaglio printing at Tyler Graphics in 1977, where she produced the Synecdoche series
Julia Greenstreet reveals, behind a ‘biting tongue and searing temper’, the exceptional life of artist-philanthropist Joan Mitchell. A rare woman among the American Abstract Expressionists and a guiding star to many that followed, she was a force to be reckoned with and a potent and generous advocate for the arts, finding powerful expression in the way she lived as much as in her work as a painter and printmaker.
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Art, art history, artists, Bedford Village, colour, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, Nathan Kernan, National Gallery of Australia, New Orleans, painting, Paris, poems, poetry, printmaking, prints, Sunflowers, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Willem de Kooning
A selection of screenprints from Josef Albers’ Gray Instrumentation II portfolio of 1975 is on display now in the International galleries at the National Gallery of Australia. Here we look back at Albers’s relentless investigation of shades grey and share the poetry that interleaved the portfolio
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Albers, Alice Desmond, Anni Albers, Art, art history, artists, Bauhaus, canberra, color, colour, Gray Instrumentation, homage to the square, Josef Albers, National Gallery of Australia, poems, poetry, portfolios, printmaking, prints, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd
The art world mourns the loss of American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away on 27 December 2015 at the age of 92.